The man who gave Jose Mourinho his first job in coaching and a siege and hostage specialist are just two members of an impressive list of speakers at the three-day Total Football Show which opens at Lilleshall National Sports Centre on Friday.
Conditioning expert Roger Spry gave Mourinho his first chance as a young assistant while at Vitoria Setubal in Portugal and Roger will discuss his career and the science of fitness and conditioning at the show. He’ll be joined by Mark Sheasby, a sports mind coach who now works with top athletes across a range of sports after a career supporting firearms teams and dealing with high pressure, life or death situations. Mark will explain how automatic thinking can make a winning difference in the sports arena.
The three days of seminars will focus on many aspects of the football industry and help to illustrate to the general public how the professional game operates - and how it can be applied to local and junior levels of the game.
Joining Spry and Sheasby will be Wales Manager, Gary Speed, former FIFA referee, Keith Hackett, a series of managers and players and representatives of the women’s game, football development and from the commercial world.
The seminar programme begins at 10:15 on Friday and is part of a full three-day programme that includes coaching demonstrations and interactive sessions with top professionals and coaches, tournaments and an exhibition reflecting the latest technology, equipment and facilities in the football industry.